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  My first view of Lake Titicaca
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      My first view of Lake Titicaca
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  • The reeds of Lake Titicaca - Puno
      The reeds of Lake Titicaca
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      Puno marina - Lake Titicaca
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      Travel by boat - Lake Titicaca
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  • Lake Titicaca - Puno
      Lake Titicaca
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When I was in the 5th grade I learned about Lake Titicaca in Social Studies. The name has stuck in my brain as a place I always wanted to visit.

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia just ove 3800 metres above sea level. It is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world and the largest lake, by water volume in Sth America. It is divided into two smaller lakes by the Srait of Tiquina. Five main rivers feed into the lake but only one takes water out. The water level is controlled mainly by evaporation and due to poor rain seasons has recently reached its lowest level since 1949.

The name Titicaca has lost its origin and has various local meanings. One of which is 'Rock Puma' and aerials views of the lake show a shape that might be thought to resemble a puma hunting prey.

Lake Titicaca is the home to large populations ofwater birds and several threatened species.

Website: http://www.laketiticaca.org/

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2011
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